Here are the “basement” collection of prints I forgot about from this semester.
The fact that textile patterns are transcribed onto rigid copper plates is a comment on the confined expectations of consumer behavior. Something “beautiful” like these patterns may have once been become almost sad within their new home on a copper plate. The second pairing of images were made on linoblocks. The material I carved on, in itself, is synthetic and not very valuable. The I <3 NY symbol and the repetitive shirt folding instructions are familiar to suburbanites and again grossly repetitive. Paired next to the “pretty” and intricate fabric patterns, I hope that the entirety of the collection reflects a confined and rigid attitude towards suburban fashion culture about suburban fashion culture.
I tried to condense my semester’s body of work down into these 20 images. The narrative of this series of images is a strong representation of my thought-process about the solitude of suburban girl culture. I realized that not only are the images sarcastic and bolder than I had expected but they are also melancholic in this particular arrangement. The shapes that make up the sharpie images in particular are telling of the cold isolation even among populated consumer culture.
These 2 new paintings help to reveal the vanity of suburban girl world. Ironically self-image issues are often mistaken for vanity. The first image is taken from a still from the film Heathers. Heather says to Heather, “Bulimia is so ’87″. I am interested in this violence and the real truth that underlies dark comedy.
This was my first attempt at cutting video and audio.
I created this as an art project. I wanted to comment on the absurdity of fame and popularity and also the violence of girl world.
I used video clips from Heathers, Alice in Wonderland, Wish Upon a Star and Virgin Suicides and music from Radio Dept., Joan Jett and Hole to make this fake movie trailer. Andy Warhol was also quoted in the trailer.
Playing off of my last painting of Kate Moss, I created more images of this “idol worship”. Both in the figures and the way of paint application, I’m using sarcasm to explain the absurdity of looking to others for identity validation. My painting in this style is used as a social commentary- the quickness of the strokes and often unflattering depictions in the images should lower these images to an undesirable place. Depicting this girl culture sarcastically will hopefully lead viewers to consider the negative side of suburbia and the oddness of suburban aspirations.
Kate Moss as an icon. Linocut Print
How to be Famous, a Guide.